Found July 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
PLAYERS: LeBron JamesRomeo Travis
TEAMS: Miami Heat
AKRON, Ohio - Last weekend, LeBron James had to stand silently and watch his opponent spray champagne in a wild victory celebration. Kickball tournaments, apparently, are serious business when a four-time NBA MVP shows up -- wearing what looks to be a hat straight out of the Miami Heat's on-court NBA championship celebration. Organizers kept it under wraps, but they expected James to participate in the fourth annual charity kickball tournament at the Erie Island fields in Akron, not far from where James grew up. He did, adding a little sizzle to the event that benefits Akron's Young Black Professionals Coalition and that group's annual back to school drive. In August, the money raised through donations at the event will help fund another event that will allow 1,000 Akron Public Schools students to get new backpacks and haircuts just before the 2013-14 school year begins. Steve King, who works with the YBPC, said the presence of James might not have brought in any extra m...
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